Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
August 30, 2010
St. Mary's names Duggan to CWL chair at college
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CALGARY - St. Mary's University College has appointed Dr. Michael Duggan to the CWL Chair for Catholic Studies.
This is the inaugural appointment to the CWL Chair, which is funded by an endowment created by the Catholic Women's League. It is the first endowed chair of its kind in Western Canada and the first in St. Mary's history.
The permanent, senior academic position was founded to encourage and foster the advancement of Catholic knowledge and education through exemplary teaching and pre-eminent research.
"I am honoured to accept the appointment to the Chair for Catholic Studies," said Duggan.
The CWL's support "makes it possible for St. Mary's University College to become a leader in post-secondary education," he said.
Duggan is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at St. Mary's University College where he has taught full-time since 1998.
He has degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute, both in Rome, and has a PhD in Biblical studies from The Catholic University of America.
His third book, The Consuming Fire: A Christian Guide to the Old Testament (Our Sunday Visitor Press) is forthcoming in the late summer 2010.
"Dr. Duggan's distinguished record at St. Mary's as a scholar, teacher and valued colleague make him a worthy appointee to this historic position," said Dr. Terry Downey, president of St. Mary's.
In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, Duggan will provide intellectual leadership for St. Mary's and for the broader Catholic and local communities through an annual public lecture, guest lectures, invited presentations and regular publications.
St. Mary's University College offers bachelor of arts degrees, a bachelor of education and university courses in 33 academic disciplines and programs.
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